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Shore Bank financing Beneteau Group ‘s yacht builders

Shore Bank unit is funding source for yacht builder Hampton Roads Bankshares Inc., the parent company of the Bank of Hampton Roads and Shore Bank, said in a news release Tuesday that a specialty unit of the company will become the source of funding for one of the world’s biggest sailing yacht builders. Shore Premier Finance, a Baltimore, Md.-based specialty ...

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Yachting Developments new renderings of Hull 1012 released

superyacht Hull 1012

With just over a year until her scheduled delivery, work on 33.5m Hull 1012 is advancing well at Yachting Developments. The yard is now able to release new exterior renderings of the project, designed by Frers Naval Architecture. Hull 1012 will be an elegant performance ocean cruising sloop, with an interior by Adam Lay Studio. In build for experienced owners ...

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Monsoon Cup Morvan Grinning And Winning In Johor Bahru

Monsoon Cup Malaysia

Pierre-Antoine Morvan’s Vannes Agglo Sailing Team are making the most of their Wild Card entry to the Monsoon Cup Malaysia, winning all three of their matches on day one of the concluding event of the 2014 Alpari World Match Racing Tour. Reigning World Champion Taylor Canfield and US One also took three wins from three, but Morvan’s performance is the ...

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Sydney Harbour Regatta – Major sponsor announced

Sydney Harbour Regatta

Sydney Harbour Regatta – Helly Hansen is excited to announce it has signed on again as a major sponsor for the 2015 event. Held on the weekend of 7-8 March, the 2015 Sydney Harbour Regatta marks the 10th anniversary of this event. Hosted by Middle Harbour Yacht Club, the Sydney Harbour Regatta is one of the largest competitive keelboat regattas ...

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Sailing Arabia Record entries

Sailing Arabia Record entries

Record entries for l’EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour face demanding new route in 2015 A record number of teams will line up at the start of the annual EFG Sailing Arabia – the Tour (SATT) on February 15 and a brand new route will ensure the fleet of both professional and amateur teams all set out on an equal footing. ...

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Volvo Ocean Race – Inside Track: Leg 4 Episode 1

Volvo Ocean Race - Inside Track: Leg 4 Episode 1

The first 36 hours after leaving Sanya: upwind, high waves and up to 30 knots. Genny Tulloch gives an update on the race, and Skipper Charles Caudrelier describes the situation on current leaders Dongfeng Race Team. Thank you Sanya! Sanya has been a great stopover for the Volvo Ocean Race. The next chapter might just be the best one yet. ...

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Royal Caribbean upgrades Freedom of the Seas

Royal Caribbean upgrades Freedom of the Seas

The Royal Caribbean Freedom of the Seas was once the Guinness World Records holder for largest cruise ship in the world. While that title has been handed off since its debut in 2006, it’s still the largest cruise ship sailing out of Port Canaveral and it recently got a few nips and tucks as part of a 24-day drydock overhaul. ...

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Good news and bad news Volvo Ocean Race

Good news and bad news Volvo Ocean Race

Volvo Ocean Race – We’re off and on our way to sunny Auckland. The good news is we have wind (always useful when trying to get somewhere fast on a sailing boat), the bad news is there are waves, and lots of them. The sea temperature is relatively warm, (when it hits you in the face, repetitively), and we’re all ...

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Palma Superyacht Show Golf Day for all

Palma Superyacht Show

The Palma Superyacht Show offers a quality selection of yachts above 24 metres for sale and charter and has become an important event in the yachting calendar. Perfectly timed before the summer season and taking in the 1st May public holiday, means that international visitors can enjoy a long weekend in sunny Palma, Majorca as well as see a stunning ...

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Volvo Ocean Race- Settling in to a long and very different Leg 4

Volvo Ocean Race- Settling in to a long and very different Leg 4

“Any sailor who tells you he doesn’t get seasick is lying” Check out Sam’s hilarious blog here As Ian Walker, the skipper of race favourite Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing aptly said a few starts ago “You can lose the race in the first few hours, but it doesn’t really have much to do with the actual leg result”. But still, ...

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